Originally Posted by Andrew2007
Urgent advice please.
I've been treating my Paratyphoid rescue bird with Sulfatrim for 11 day's, he's been eating and his poo had formed up but today I noticed he hadn't touched his food so I gave him some chopped nuts which he's eaten. He didn't look too well so I've brought him inside.
Black poo which must be blood, his mouth is open a little and he's coughing now and then.
Is anything I can do before it's too late?
I've been reading that the Sulfatrim can be harsh.
dear andrew2007,-are you guessing pmv,or just experience.--blood in stool may be old blood,-if the problem is pmv[virus],the immune system must be enhanced-ie,probotics,-the problem is we donot know what bacterial to fight,any possibility of an avian exotic dvm exam.-poop analysis.--sulfatrim hasnot been effective.-some people try feeding-soft-peas.,ground up bird food/syringed,and electrolyte/water,etc..-coughing could be reaction to sulfatrim,soar crop,etc.-we do like a happy ending when confronted with adversity..--I will pray-it helps.--sincerely james waller